Christine Butterworth-McDermott’s poetry collection Woods & Water, Wolves & Women includes poems nominated for a Rhysling Award and honorable mentioned in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror (17th and 18th annuals). She is the author of two chapbooks, Tales on Tales; Sestinas and All Breathing Heartbreak. Her work has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Massachusetts Review, The Normal School, River Styx, The Southeast Review and more. Her latest book of poems, Evelyn As, was just published by Fomite Press.
M. Brett Gaffney, originally from Houston, Texas, holds an MFA in Poetry from Southern Illinois University. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Exit 7, Penduline, Permafrost, Devilfish Review, Still: the Journal, Fruita Pulp, museum of americana, BlazeVOX, and Zone 3 among others. Her chapbook, Feeding the Dead, available from Porkbelly Press, was a nominee for the Elgin Award.
M. E. Perkins has a Master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, where she studied English and Creative Writing. She has been published in The Deaf Poets Society and written articles for LUFKIN – Living the Life and The Artifice, an online arts magazine.
Tennessee Hill has a MFA at North Carolina State University and recently won The Porter House Review Editor’s Prize for Poetry, chosen by Ada Limón. She has been included in the Best New Poets 2018, was a finalist for the 2017 Dan Veach Younger Poets Prize, and has had work in Crab Orchard Review, Sandy River Review, Kaaterskill Basin, and Indiana Review.
Emily Townsend has an MA in English-creative writing emphasis from Stephen F. Austin State University. Her works have appeared in Superstition Review, cream city review, Santa Clara Review, Pacifica Literary Review and others. Emily has been nominated for a Best American Essay, a Pushcart, Best of the Net, and the AWP Intro Award. She is currently working on a collection of essays in Eugene, Oregon.
Lauren Jeter has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Stephen F. Austin State University. Her poems have appeared in The Blue Route, The Cape Rock, Thin Air, and other journals. She resides with her husband in San Clemente, California, and works as an assistant editor for the Marine Corps Gazette.
Arianna Lister received her Masters in English and currently resides in Nacgodoches, Texas where she serves as her middle school’s Social Studies Dept. Chair and teaches 8th Grade U.S. History. Arianna‘s work has appeared in Lagan Online and Passaic / Voluspa.
Sierra Paige holds a BFA in Creative Writing with a minor in Literature. She will be working on her Masters in Library and Information Science at Aberystwyth University in Wales. Her work has appeared in midnight & indigo.
Our website was graciously created by Kay Porter Winfield who lives in Nacogdoches, Texas. She holds a MA degree in English From Stephen F. Austin State University. Her collection of poems, Virtual Worlds: Virtual People, was published by BlazeVOX Books.